Sarazen the Winner: Remains Undefeated in Proving Superior to Happy Thoughts, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-27


view raw text

SARAZEN THE WINNER Remains Undefeated in Proving Superior to Happy Thoughts. Leads All the Way in the 5,000 Special Race Without Being Extended Big Crowd Out. LAUREL, Md., Oct 26. Sarazen, the swift running son of High Time and Rush Boxj greatly enhanced his chances for the juvenila championship of the year when he made a show of Edward F. Simms Happy Thoughts in the three-quarters Special for a 5,000 prize offered by the Maryland State Fair Association this afternoon. It; was a hollow victory for, after Earl Sande had beaten Andy Schuttinger away from the post with Mrs. Vanderbilts gelding, the result was never in doubt Leading from end to end the filly at no time was within a length of the gelding and at the end Sande had Sarazen under restraint to win by two lengths that could just as well have been half a dozen. It was the first time that Happy Thoughts had been beaten and it brought the Sarazen score up to nine victories in his remarkable career. The colors of Mrs. Vanderbilts Fair Stable have been shown only on this remarkable gelding and they have never known defeat Mrs. Vanderbilt brought a party of friends ever from New York to witness the running of the race when Max Hirsch expressed the. utmost confidence in the result and in thia party were Mr. and Mrs. J. Colford, Mrs. Raymond Baker and Larry Waterbury. The big race brought out one of the largest crowds "that has ever graced the Laurel course and fortunately there was a break in the weather that made conditions ideal for outdoor sport though the track was a bit dead, a condition that may have been a handicap to Happy Thoughts. No time was lost at the barrier and, while the start was a good one, Sande was so much more alert than Schuttinger that Sarazen had a decided advantage. Then the fact that he had the outside position was an advantage, for it was next the inside rail that the going was deeper than on any other part of the track. Sande made every use of his advantage at the start and opened up daylight on the filly in the first sixteenth. He was then content to take a good hold of Sarazen, but the gelding steadily increased his lead until he was soon four lengths to the good. The first quarter had been run in 23 and Sarazen was still drawing away with the utmost ease. In another eighth he was five lengths to the good and he reached the half Continued on sixteenth page. SARAZEN THE WINNER Continued from first page. in 4S without ever being asked to run, after having been hustled away from the barrier. Swinging for home Sarazen had increased his lead to half a dozen lengths and then it was that Sande began to take him up, though ever alert to meet any challenge that might come from Happy Thoughts. There was no challenge and Sarazen was winner by two lengths, and, as usual, his cars were pricking at the end. The race was not a fast one when It took 1:14 to cover tho distance, but it was one of the easiest victories for the son of High Time and Rush Box in his unbeaten career and he could have run much faster had it been necessary. Hidden Jewel accounted for the sixth race in the A. Swenke colors in a drive from the Greentree Stables Fredericktown and C. Phillips Colando. Hidden Jewel showed a high order of speed from the start and, after drawing away into a long lead, began to tire, but stood off the challenge of Fredericktown at the end. The latter worked his way up on the inner rail and finished with a rush. Colando was away quickest, but did not have the speed necessary to maintain his advantage. Hidden Jewel was a neglected factor. BEST BELOVED GRADUATES. Best Beloved, racing for S. L. Burch, graduated from the maiden ranks when she beat a band of fillies at five-eighths. She was ridden "by jockey P. Walls and her victory came in a drive from H. P. Whitneys Memento, and, Ral Parrs Rags. Following a brief delay at the barrier Best Beloved began with the leaders and, was ttustled into the lead. She drew away into a safe advantage and saved ground all the way. Memento was forced to work her way up on the outside and disposed of the others. In the final drive through the last sixteenth, she was wearing down the winner. G. C. Winfreys Insulate furnished a surprise in the running of the second race at one mile, when she easily triumphed over May Buddy and Simoon. Ridden by -jockey Lang she was a forward factor from the start and, entering the stretch, drew away into a long lead. At the end she had a safe margin over May Buddy. The latter finished resolutely and disposed of Simoon. The latter was in close quarters on the inner rail, the greater part of the way, and tired at the end. M. J. Reid furnished the winner and second horse, Idle Thoughts and Roman Girl, in the third race, which was a two-year-old dash at three-quarters, and J. S. Cosdens Neptune was third. The winner was ridden by jockey Roach and quickly sprinted into a long lead and won with speed in reserve. Roman Girl, from a slow beginning, worked her way up on the inside only to finish in the middle of the track during the final eighth, beating Neptune by a narrow margin. The latter followed the early pace closely, but weakened badly when Roman Girl challenged. Col. AVhallen, after overcoming the disadvantage of having to carry the barrier for a short distance, was winner of the fourth race, which engaged a cheap band of platers at a mile and seventy yards in a drive from Rouen and North Wales. The winner assumed the lead at the far turn, but was ridden, out to stall off Rouen. The latter worked his way up on the outside, as did North-Wales.

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1923102701_1_4
Library of Congress Record: